Salazaria (butterfly)

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Tribe: Eumaeini
Genus: Salazaria (but see text)
D'Abrera & Bálint, 2001

Salazaria is a gossamer-winged butterfly genus of tribe Eumaeini in the subfamily Theclinae. As far as is known, these butterflies occur in the northern Andean region around Ecuador.

It is generally agreed[by whom?] that they represents a distinct lineage worthy of recognition as a full genus. However, there is some dispute about whether the name was validly established, or is a nomen nudum. The matter has been submitted to the ICZN for discussion.[citation needed]

Two named species are placed here. Several additional species assumed to belong here have also been discovered, but not yet described:


Data related to Salazaria at Wikispecies

  • Savela, Markku (2010): Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and some other life forms – Salazaria'. Version of 2010-AUG-02. Retrieved 2011-MAY-30.

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